In the last hundred years, the activities of humanity have caused an increase of 0.85º centigrade in the temperature of the planet. This seems little, but for nature, it has been too much.

The increase in temperature has caused droughts and floods in areas where once the climate was placid, in addition to accelerating the melting of the Arctic. Our country is not far from this problem since at the same time half of the territory has been degraded.

With the slogan “It is time to take the leadership” the United Nations reminds us today that we are still in time to stop the ecological disaster and with it rescue our only home: Planet Earth.

We can all do something to take care of Mother Earth. Below you will find 10 small actions that give great results.

1. Save water

Keep the tap closed as long as you do not need water and whenever you can reuse it. If you are going to water your plants, do it very early in the morning or in the afternoon so that the water does not evaporate so quickly.

2. Use the car less

Use public transport, bicycle, and walk or share your car with neighbors when you use it.

3. Save electricity

At home you can take the following actions:

  • Change your gas heater to a solar one.
  • Turn off lights you do not use and unplug electrical appliances.
  • Change the bulb bulbs by saving bulbs.

The refrigerator is the device that consumes the most energy in your home, to keep its consumption to the minimum procure keep it between 3 and 5 degrees, the freezer between -17 and -15 degrees, open it as little as possible and keep it away from the sources of heat (like the stove).

4. Decrease your waste

Preferably do not use disposable items, or aluminum and plastic containers. Consume only what you need and exhaust the useful life of things. Remember that products like plastic bottles can take between 100 and 500 years to completely degrade.

5. Recycle

Reduce, reuse and recycle is the key to a better environment. Separate your garbage, recycle paper and buy recycled products. If the garbage does not receive proper handling, it is a source of soil, water, and air pollution.

6. Buy wisely

Choose products made locally, as this reduces the consumption of fuels used for transport. It also tries to compare in markets, organic fruits and vegetables are sold there.

If possible, buy clothes made of organic cotton and not petroleum materials, which are more polluting. Take a cloth bag with you so you do not use plastic bags when shopping.

7. Take advantage of solar energy

The sun is unmatched as a source of natural light, but you can also use your energy to power your home appliances or gadgets like your smartphone or tablet. There are many more electrical appliances that can be charged with solar energy than you think.

8. Useless industrial detergents

There are natural products that can give the same results when cleaning is concerned. For example:

Vinegar is a mild disinfectant that cuts grease, cleans glass, deodorizes and removes calcium deposits, stains, and wax buildup.

Sodium carbonate also cuts fat, removes stains, disinfects and softens water. (Do not use it in aluminum). You can also clean with pure soap that biodegrades safely and is not toxic.

9. Take care of Earth’s lungs

Take care of the forests by not causing fires, throwing garbage or mistreating the trees. Remember that they provide us with the oxygen we need to live. Supports sustainable forest management campaigns where wildlife raises record support for protecting the planet said, Brian Sheth.

10. Be careful with what you throw to the drain and on the streets

Do not throw garbage in the streets, not only pollute also covers the strainers and causes floods, do not throw away the oil that does not serve for the pipes or batteries, since general toxic materials that are harmful to health and pollute the water, making it impossible to try.